3rd Oct 2017 was a day of Triumph Motorcycles. The world received three unboxing on this day. First, the unveiling of the new Triumph Speedmaster, second, the launch of new Triumph Bobber Black, and third, the new Triumph Factory Visitor Centre for the public. We’ll see what the last one has to offer.
Triumph has always tried different measures and taken up new ideas, to connect to its customers. The new Triumph Factory Visitor Centre is one big step in the same direction. This new facility is based at Triumph’s headquarters and UK manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire. It will be open for public on 1st Nov 2017.
The Centre is spread across eight distinctly themed areas that will allow the fans/customers to know the company better. It will help Triumph to build a personal connection or bond with the people. The new facility will allow the people to travel in time and go through the 115 years of motorcycle history of Triumph.
Triumph has done a lot of work to make this Factory visitor centre, not a commonplace. The facility has unique Triumph motorcycles from the history. For example, people will be able to see in flesh the restored and working model of the Triumph Bonneville which was ridden by Bud Ekins in the movie ‘The Great Escape’. Other models up on display include the very first Triumph No. 1 from 1902, the Speed Triple ridden by Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2, and the latest race engine prototype for the 2019 Moto2 championship, a rare 1919 Triumph ‘Trusty’ Model H used during the First World War, other legends like the Hurricane X75, T595 Trident, and original ‘94 Speed Triple, an original 1920s TT racer alongside legends from American and British competition of the 1950s and 60s, as well as Gary Johnson’s 2014 Isle of Man Supersports TT, winning Triumph Daytona 675.
Speaking on the joyous occasion, Chief Commercial Officer Paul Stroud, said, “We are very proud and excited to be able to invite Triumph and motorcycling fans from around the world to come and experience our brand first-hand, here at the factory where every Triumph starts its life. With so many important and rare bikes on display, the Visitor Experience will be a must for motorcycle and movie fans alike, but also an opportunity to help us celebrate our proud heritage and our passion for building great motorcycles. We hope this rewards and inspires every fan of the brand and ignites a love for Triumph in a whole new generation.”
Triumph’s new Factory Visitor Centre is truly something which the company will cherish for many years in the future. We all are glad that Triumph took such a bold step to make people, fans and customers know more about the company and to, in some way, be an integral part of the company. The visitor centre will open on 1st Nov 2017 and people can pre-book their tickets now.